Vikings trade for OL, set initial 53

The Minnesota Vikings made more roster cuts, setting their 53 players with no big surprises.

The Minnesota Vikings made the hard decisions required by the 3 p.m. Central Saturday deadline, cutting their roster from 75 players before the final preseason game down to 53 players, with 22 players released, another placed on the reserve/suspended and making a trade.

They tradeed for offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles, working the trade with the San Diego Chargers for a 2016 sixth-round draft pick. He played in two games for the Chargers last year.

Here are the cuts made, made official late Saturday afternoon:

 

QUARTERBACK

  • None cut

 

RUNNING BACK

 

WIDE RECEIVER

 

TIGHT END

  • None cut

 

OFFENSIVE LINE

 

DEFENSIVE LINE

 

LINEBACKER

 

DEFENSIVE BACK

 

The Vikings also placed CB Jabari Price on the reserve/suspended, as was announced before the start of training camp. Additional cuts are likely as the team scours the waiver wire for upgrades.

RELATED: 53-MAN ROSTER PROJECTION

They can begin forming their eight-man practice squad at noon Central on Sunday.

 

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KEY DATES AND TIMES

Sept. 5: Prior to 3 p.m. CT, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active/inactive list.

Sept. 5: Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of active/physically unable to perform or active/non-football injury or illness must select one of the following options:  place player on reserve/physically unable to perform or reserve/non-football injury or illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the active list.

Sept. 6: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 11 a.m. CT.

Sept. 6: Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately noon CT, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players. No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.

Sept. 6: After 3 p.m. CT, a club is permitted to place a player on reserve/injured as “Designated for Return.”

 


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